The politics of wiretapping and encryption

Thursday, 7 June 2007, 6:26 PM EST

Control of society is, in large part, control of communication. From the right to assemble enumerated in the U.S. Constitution to the antitrust laws prohibiting competitors from agreeing on prices, there is a tension between the right to communicate and limitations on communication. As society evolves, particularly as technology evolves, the government's power to control communications changes.

At Computerworld.

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